There is more blood on the floor of the Order today. This time metaphorical. The HR department have been busy shaking out the well-paid, the old and the ones who crossed some moronic bureaucrat many moons ago.
Many honoured brethren are now seeking assassination opportunities elsewhere, in accordance with the teachings of the Ninjitsu on the Way of the Involuntarily Outsourced.
No amount of platitudes about "lean", "streamlined" and "dead wood" can hide what is going on here. Cost-cutting is the first resort of the talentless.